Anything developed has evolved, getting more advanced, complete, or useful. A fully developed plan is ready for action. A well developed idea makes a good story. A developed country has paved roads and industry.


being changed over time so as to be e.g. stronger or more complete or more useful; "the developed qualities of the Hellenic outlook"; "they have very small limbs with only two fully developed toes on each"

Adjective S.
(of real estate) made more useful and profitable as by building or laying out roads; "condominiums were built on the developed site"

Adjective S.
(used of societies) having high industrial development; "developed countries"

imp. & p. p.
of Develop


Usage Examples

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

America's most dangerous diseases have developed an immunity to politics. We suffer not from a failure of political organization or power, but a failure of love.

But in my imagination this whole thing developed and I started mixing up old folk songs with the Beatles beat and taking them down to Greenwich Village and playing them for the people there.

As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.

All women have a perception much more developed than men. So all women somehow, being repressed for so many millennia, they ended up by developing this sixth sense and contemplation and love. And this is something that we have a hard time to accept as part of our society.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

And why is our music called world music? I think people are being polite. What they want to say is that it's third world music. Like they use to call us under developed countries, now it has changed to developing countries, it's much more polite.

Character... is a habit, the daily choice of right over wrong it is a moral quality which grows to maturity in peace and is not suddenly developed on the outbreak of war.

A very intimate sense of the expressiveness of outward things, which ponders, listens, penetrates, where the earlier, less developed consciousness passed lightly by, is an important element in the general temper of our modern poetry.

After 25-plus years as a lawyer, prosecutor, and defense attorney, I have developed a deep appreciation for both the wisdom of the law and the role that jurists play in framing the rights and responsibilities that define our society.

Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.

American inventiveness and the desire to build developed because we were guaranteed the right to own our success.


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